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Noyes, John, 1764-1841



  • Existence: 1764 - 1841

John Noyes (April 2, 1764 – October 26, 1841) was an American politician. He served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from Vermont.


Noyes was born in Atkinson, New Hampshire to Humphrey Noyes and Elizabeth Little. He attended Phillips Exeter Academy and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1795, where he studied theology. After graduation, he worked as a tutor at Chesterfield Academy from 1795 until 1797, and at Dartmouth College from 1797 until 1799. One of the students he taught at Dartmouth was Daniel Webster, 14th and 19th United States Secretary of State.

In 1800 Noyes moved to Brattleboro, Vermont and focused on business pursuits. He was a member of the firm of "Noyes, Mann and Hayes", one of the earliest chain stores in America. The other members of the firm were Jonas Mann and Rutherford Hayes, Jr.

Noyes served as presidential elector Vermont in 1804. He was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives from 1808 until 1810. He was elected as a Federalist Representative to the Fourteenth Congress, serving from March 4, 1815 until March 3, 1817. After leaving Congress, Noyes moved to Dummerston, Vermont and lived there until 1821 when he purchased a farm near Putney, Vermont.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

John Noyes letter

Mss 799478.3
Identifier: Mss 799478.3
Scope and Contents Letter from John Noyes of Hanover, N.H. to John Wheelock of Hanover, N.H. in which he declines to be a tutor the coming year.

John Noyes letter

Mss 802166
Identifier: Mss 802166
Overview In English.